Gary Crusader staff report The Indiana State Board of Education will hold a public meeting to decide on the fate of Gary’s storied Roosevelt College and Career Academy. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium on the second floor on Wednesday, March 23. Roosevelt is located at...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Thousands of affordable housing units were promised, but never built. Robert Taylor and Cabrini Green projects are gone. So are hot Black neighborhoods that enticed well-educated buyers with money. Englewood residents are drowning in poverty and just 13 mortgages went to people who wanted to...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown’s received a boost on February 19 at the Parkway Ballroom in Bronzeville, where several Black leaders and retired judges rallied behind her bid for reelection to a fifth term. The support amid a packed room of about 200 people who cheered...
By Patrice Nkrumah While the full effects of the state budget crisis on Chicago State University’s recruiting and retention will not be known until this fall, some students have already begun the process of looking to transfer to other institutions, according to the Speaker of the Student Senate. August Love...
By Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Earlier this month, a law passed in Maryland that will give ex-felons the right to vote in upcoming elections. Advocates for those with convictions and the community as a whole view it as an important victory in the multifaceted battle to regain rights for citizens...
By David Denson and Erick Johnson, Gary Crusader In March of 1972, over nine hundred political activists descended on Gary for an event that would help shape the future of Black politics for decades to come. Among the crowds was the Who’s Who of Black America: Julian Bond, Jesse L. Jackson...
Gary/Chicago International Airport will host a business expo on March 8, 2016 to help them update the facility’s master plan, which was launched in 2015. Airport Authority board members received an update on the Master Plan planning process and business expo during a recent Airport Authority Board meeting. The...
By Louise Scott, Gary Crusader The owner of the former Beckman Middle School continues to draw complaints from neighbors as the city decides on a proposal for a zoning variance that will allow Larry Webb to operate a training school at Beckman Middle School. Webb, owner of Eclipse Charter & Tours...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader The historic 84-year-old Chicago Baptist Institute International (CBII) is up for sale and behind on its mortgage by more than $1.3 million, according to Diann Baker, the school’s chief financial officer. The school is located at 5120 S. King Drive. “The school needs the support of the...
By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader Because they appreciate the 55-years Theresa “Teesee” Hooks spent as columnist of the Chicago Defender’s “Teesee’s Town” social column, Spencer Leak, Jr., vice president of the Leak & Sons Funeral Home, said his family voluntarily paid for the entire funeral including a reception. “We donated the...